End of an era for Edinburgh as iconic Jenners signage removed

Earlier this year, it was announced that Edinburgh’s Jenners department store is closing its landmark site on Princes Street after 183 years – and now the iconic signage has been removed.

By Gary Flockhart
Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1:53 pm

For long term residents of Edinburgh this will no doubt come as bitter news.

The final part of the store’s signage, overlooking St Andrew Square, is being taken down on Thursday (April 15).

Despite Jenners’ closure, it was believed that the building owner, Danish retail clothing billionaire Anders Povlsen, would allow the store’s familiar signage to remain.

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It is understood the signage will not be destroyed, and is to be stored in the basement for the new owners to make a decision on.

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Left, the classic Jenners signage; and right, how it looks after the removal started. Credit Angela Smith.